pro·​gram·​ming | \ ˈprō-ˌgra-miŋ How to pronounce programming (audio) , -grə- \
variants: or less commonly programing

Definition of programming

1 : the planning, scheduling, or performing of a program
2a : the process of instructing or learning by means of an instructional program
b : the process of preparing an instructional program for a device (such as a computer)

Examples of programming in a Sentence

The news conference interrupted regular television programming.
Recent Examples on the Web This year marks the festival’s return from virtual programming after two years of hybrid festivals., 8 May 2022 Holistic approach to programming simply expands the notion of enotourism. Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Wildlife, wellness and culinary programming allow the lodge to remain open a full six months a year. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 7 May 2022 The school's curriculum will be based in International Baccalaureate and STEM programming, while also providing Mandarin and Spanish instruction. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 May 2022 Rio Tinto applies machine learning and mathematical programming to make real-time decisions for dispatching the load-haul-dump (LHD) machines at its Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia; those decisions are then carried out by human operators. Matthieu Gombeaud, Fortune, 6 May 2022 Well Beings, a multiyear mental health public awareness campaign that works with local PBS stations across the country to deliver local programming. Todd Spangler, Variety, 6 May 2022 Previously, the Daytime Emmys were presented to individuals and programs broadcast between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m. and certain categories of digital and syndicated programming of similar content. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 May 2022 Santiff’s responsibilities will include overseeing and enhancing current programming as well as increasing the Abingdon facility’s reach into the community. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of programming

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 May 2022

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“Programming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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